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Stemvida International Corporation Recalls StemAlive 90 Capsules Containing Undeclared Milk


(888) 950-VIDA (8432)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 31, 2014 - Stemvida International Corporation of Ontario California is expanding the recall of its StemAlive 90 Count Capsules to the following additional states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

This voluntary recall is being conducted because the StemAlive 90 Count Capsules contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk (bovine colostrum) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product is in a white plastic bottle with white lid, the brand is StemVida International with a white and gold label. The lot numbers and expiration dates are 8419 (Exp.05/2015 and 06/2015), 8486 (Exp.07/2015), 8535 (Exp. 08/2015), 8598 (Exp. 10/2015), 8652 (Exp. 12/2015), 8863 (Exp. 01/2016 and 02/2016), 8872 (Exp. 03/2016), 8873 (Exp. 04/2016 and 05/2016), 9040 (Exp. 08/2016 and 09/2016), 9258 (Exp. 10/2016) and 9314 (Exp. 11/2016). The lot number and expiration date is printed in black ink at the bottom of the label.

StemAlive was distributed in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the ingredient (bovine colostrum) is a known milk allergen and StemAlive contains this ingredient without including an allergen warning on the label.

Consumers who have purchased StemAlive 90 Capsules are urged to return it to the company for replacement or refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-950-8432 between the hours of 9:00am and 8:30pm PST.


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